Episode 50 – Psych Spiels Celebrates its 50 – A look back at the key themes In celebration of 50 episodes of the podcast, Chris and Rowan look back at some of their favourite themes and topics that have come up on the podcast so far. Plus, we speak a bit about how we’ve… Read more »
Tag: Positive Psychology
Episode 49 – A Freer Future with Physics Chris and Rowan discuss a number of concepts from quantum physics and how they relate to psychology and our mental health. What quantum physics teaches us is that the world is not black and white and there are some spooky notions that present themselves in the… Read more »
An article is about silver linings that can result from going through trauma, loss or prolonged stress, including dealing with the pandemic.
Episode 48 – Resilient Grieving with Dr Lucy Hone Chris and Rowan are joined by grief and resilience expert Dr Lucy Hone. Lucy is an author, researcher, Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and presenter of one of the best Ted Talks on the internet. Lucy’s best-selling book, Resilient Grieving,… Read more »
This article describes the stress-relieving power of showing compassion in our relationships. For a more in-depth discussion about these themes, please listen to our podcast episode, Strengthening Self-Compassion. You can listen on the player below or on your favourite podcast player. For more episodes of our practice podcast, Psych Spiels and Silver Linings, click… Read more »
Episode 46 – Strengthening Self-Compassion Chris and Rowan talk about an important topic, self-compassion. We discuss some reasons why people may not be particularly self-compassionate and then talk about some strategies for boosting your own self-compassion, especially when dealing with guilt and shame. This Week’s Links Addressing Guilt and Shame with Self-Compassion – clinical… Read more »
Self-compassion is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Most of us will suffer from at least some form of mental distress at some point in our lives that could warrant some external help, especially after intense or prolonged periods of stress. There is now much less stigma associated with seeking help for such difficulties… Read more »
Episode 45 – Supporting a Sense of Agency Chris and Rowan discuss the idea of encouraging personal agency in a mental health context. How can we gain more personal agency in order to achieve heightened wellbeing? This podcast episode was motivated by a presentation from Martin Seligman, a pioneer in positive psychology. We talk… Read more »
An article about a main theme from the recent World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association – the importance of having a sense of agency, especially when facing adversity.
Episode 40 – The Mystery of the Mind – Beyond Conventional Healing Chris and Rowan build on the topic of placebo and talk about some of the stories related to the healing power of the mind. There are many stories of people miraculously healing themselves such as when they’ve been told they will never… Read more »